Stories about "Commencement"
J. Drew Lanham to deliver 2023 Bates College Commencement address joined by fellow honorands Michael Lewis, Julieanna Richardson, and Shankar Vedantam
Friday, April 14, 2023 8:00 am
Author The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, Lanham is a MacArthur Fellowship–winning ecologist, ornithologist, and inclusive wilderness advocate.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 1:53 pm
After a 812-day wait, the Class of 2020 got its in-person graduation celebration — their moment to cross the Coram Library porch and bask in the college’s full congratulations “in three dimensions,” as President Spencer said in her welcome.
Friday, June 3, 2022 2:27 pm
Held the day before Commencement, Baccalaureate offers a time to pause and reflect, to remember and rejoice, being fully present to those around us.
Friday, June 3, 2022 2:24 pm
Photographs of honors, inductions, traditions, and bravos on the Friday before Commencement 2022 at Bates College illustrate the sweet intensity of it all.
Friday, June 3, 2022 11:29 am
From last-minute fit adjustments, to photos with staff and faculty on Alumni Walk and the joyous cap-toss, highlights from the Class of 2022's big day.
Friday, June 3, 2022 11:19 am
Text and video of the witty, warm, and insightful 2022 Commencement Address by Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control.
Friday, June 3, 2022 10:00 am
From just after 7 a.m. to just after noontime, follow along as Bates gave the Class of 2022 a long, last embrace.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 11:37 am
With a nod to the past and a look to the future, the Class of 2022 marched through Commencement in style — with a few personal touches.
Sunday, May 29, 2022 2:09 pm
“We treat those with different beliefs not just as incorrect, but as ignorant," said Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and a luminary in the state’s COVID-19 response. "Don't do that," he told the seniors. Instead, "be someone who builds trust."
Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:54 pm
Honorary degree citations for Michael W. Bonney '80, Nikki Giovanni, Becca Stevens, and Dr. Nirav Shah, presented at Bates Commencement on May 22, 2022.